Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tk 10,000 Doel laptops off

The government has temporarily stopped the assembly and marketing of Tk 10,000 Doel laptops.

Telecommunications minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju told parliament on Tuesday that the step had been advised by an expert committee.

In reply to a question, the minister said the committee that had been formed to study the mass production and marketing of the laptops had asked that the Tk 10,000 Doel-2012 models be temporarily taken off production.

A handful of them had been distributed after prime minister Sheikh Hasina launched the brand last year, he said.

The prime minister launched the distribution and marketing of Doel on Oct 11 last year, the first laptop manufactured in the country.

The low-priced laptops with four models are priced between Tk 10,000 and Tk 26,000.

Raju said the ministry was considering launching a tablet PC assembly under Telephone Shilpa Sangstha soon.